Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer passes away

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office has announced the death of Sheriff Gene Fischer.

“We all lost a very good leader and good friend,” said Greene County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Scott Anger. “He was the glue that kept the collaborations in the county going.”

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Fischer, 65, passed away after suffering a medical emergency around 9 p.m. Tuesday while attending a conference in Sandusky, a spokesperson for the department said Tuesday night.

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Fischer was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

“We’re all shocked at what’s happened over the last day,” Anger said, saying the Fischer’s death will leave “a void we’ll never be able to fill.”

Fischer graduated from Fairborn High School in 1974, according to his LinkedIn page.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Capitol University in criminal justice, then got a master’s degree from Tiffin University in criminal justice administration.

Fischer was a Xenia Police Officer for 20 years, from 1983 to 2003.

He became the Greene County Sheriff in 2003 and held that position for the past 18 years.